Monday 22 December 2014

Happy Christmas from the Weitzs and Mahjong News!   

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KIRKLAND, Quebec (Canada) - Even though their Christmas Card has to travel all the way from Canada to Holland, Allan and Lila Weitz never fail, like Santa. For years, they have been the first to get their Christmas card in the postbox of Mahjong News. And then, we mean a real postbox, not a digital one.

Allan and his wife Lila Weitz are long time collectors of mahjong sets. They always picture themselves on the card they send their numerous friends, in Canada and world wide. E.g. last year, we saw them shopping and wearing T-shirts with the text ‘Mah-Jongg Sets Wanted’. This year, they pose behind some of their most beautiful mah-jongg cases.

Thank you so much for your faithful Season’s Greetings, Lila and Allan. Mahjong News seizes the opportunity to share your pretty card with all mahjong friends on the globe who are the visitors of the Independent Internet Mahjong Newspaper: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Subscribing to the Cherry Blossom Tournament 2011

 

…and to the ‘Washizu in Holland Tournament’

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NIJMEGEN - Subscription has opened for Europe's largest yearly riichi mahjong competition: the Cherry Blossom Tournament. At the same time, a strictly limited number of players can subscribe to the Washizu in Holland Tournament.

The Cherry Blossom Tournament will take place in the Kolping House in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, at April 16th. The Washizu event will be held in the same venue, just one day later.

Program of the Cherry Blossom Tournament

Program of the Washizu in Holland Tournament

Information about the venue

To subscribe

Participants to the Cherry Blossom / Washizu tournaments

MERS

The Cherry Blossom Tournament is MERS certified (1 point), which means the results will be used for the Europan riichi mahjong rankings. The event was held for the first time in 2000. Until last year, it always took place in February. Now it is moved to April.

Five ‘hanchan’

Both the Cherry Blossom Tournament and the Washizu Tournament will be held in five hanchan (rounds) instead of four, in order to give the participants ‘maximum mahjong playtime’ for their money.

Program of the Cherry Blossom Tournament

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

 
08.30 - 09.15 A.M.
Hall open for registration
09.30 - 11.00 A.M. Hanchan 1
11.15 A.M. - 12.45 P.M. Hanchan 2
12.45 - 13.15 P.M. Lunch break
13.15 - 14.45 P.M. Hanchan 3
14.50 - 16.20 P.M. Hanchan 4
16.35 - 18.05 P.M. Hanchan 5
18.20 - 18.45 P.M. Award Ceremony and closing

 

Washizu in Holland Tournament

washizu2010 The Washizu Tournament is a friendship tournament without any official status. It is inspired on the Japanese manga of Akagi Shigeru, and it is played with special sets in which three out of four tiles is transparent. Only a quarter of the tiles is opaque. The first Washizu in Holland event took place last year.

Because of the special hardware (Washizu sets, and set top boxes to replace the ordinary mahjong walls) a strictly limited number of 28 players can play in this tournament. In case of more subscribers, the players of the first edition will take precedence, followed by the subscribers to the 2011 Cherry Blossom Tournament.

Subscription

Playing in the Cherry Blossom Tournament costs just €12.50. In the fee, no real lunch is included, but players do receive two vouchers which can be used for buying softdrinks, beer or sandwiches. Subscription is open only for members of the Dutch Mahjong Association or EMA-associated organizations.

The cost for playing in the Washizu event are the same. For playing in this friendship tournament, no membership of any official organization is necessary.

Program of the Washizu in Holland Tournament

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

 
08.30 - 09.15 A.M.
Hall open for registration
09.30 - 11.00 A.M. Hanchan 1
11.15 A.M. - 12.45 P.M. Hanchan 2
12.45 - 13.15 P.M. Lunch break
13.15 - 14.45 P.M. Hanchan 3
14.50 - 16.20 P.M. Hanchan 4
16.35 - 18.05 P.M. Hanchan 5
18.20 - 18.45 P.M. Award Ceremony and closing

To subscribe

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Comments (2)Comments are closed
1Thursday, 13 January 2011 17:31
Bert
Is there a website with participants joining both tournaments?
2Thursday, 13 January 2011 17:35
Mahjong News
Yes, that's the Riichi.NL website.
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